Designed with serious bassists in mind, the new approach of adding an ash top on a mahogany body ensures a great balance of warm yet full and punchy sounding lows and bright yet clear and transparent highs, not to mention ash’s beautiful wood grain for more a natural aesthetic. The newly developed Fishman Fluence Bass Soapbar pickups and its 2-band EQ will surely satisfy any hard-rocking modern bassist with its multi-voiced capabilities for a wide range of genres.

Features: 

Ash Top on Mahogany Body

Ash top on a mahogany body ensures a great balance of warm yet full and punchy sounding lows and bright, clear, and transparent highs, not to mention ash’s beautiful wood grain for more a natural aesthetic.

Fishman® Fluence Bass Soapbar

Based on Fishman’s convention-disrupting Fluence Core technology, the new pickups for bass bring the revolutionary multi-voice performance, dynamic range, and articulation of Fluence technology to 4-string and 5-string bassists. The three voices for the Fluence Soapbar were created to offer players a wide palette of sounds that cover all playing styles.

1 Volume, 1 Blend, 2 Band EQ - 3 Way Voice Control Toggle Switch 

A4 Ultra Ash’s versatility is maximized by the push/pull mode on the volume knob and the dedicated 3-way mini switch for multi-voice control that enables perfect tones for a wide range of genres.

3-Way Voice Control Switch

  • Voice 1 (Passive): Classic, fat, and round.
  • Voice 2 (Active): Full frequency, full dynamics.
  • Voice 3 (Active with mid contour): Funk, Hi-Fi scooped.

The push/pull pot for volume/coil-split engages single-coil mode when pulled for the same voices above but with a Jazz Bass string window.

Hipshot® TransTone Bridge

The string-thru-body and top-load construction facilitate greater tonal range while adding punch and enhancing sustain, perfectly complementing the longer 34” scale’s tighter string tension and focused sound.

5pcs Maple & Panga Panga Neck

The strength and brightness of Maple are ideally balanced with the warm midrange of Panga Panga, resulting in superb playability, feel, and tonal definition.

Neck-Thru Body Construction

When it comes to punch and sustain, nothing beats neck-thru-body construction. The strings vibrate across the body and neck in a coherent and linear manner, maximizing the tightness of the low-end with rich mids and singing highs.

Panga Panga Fingerboard

An African hardwood, Panga Panga has characteristics of Wenge and produces a tight and coherent sound that mates extremely well with the instrument’s multi-laminate neck-thru-body construction.

Hipshot® Ultralite Machineheads

A4 Ultra Ash is equipped with Hipshot Ultralite Tuners (classic 20:1 tuning ratio) that are made of cast zinc with aluminum strings posts and mounting nuts, resulting in a 30% weight reduction over other regular tuners and which results in improved balance and tuning accuracy. 

Specifications:

  • CONSTRUCTION:     Neck-Thru.
  • BODY:                       Mahogany.
  • TOP:                           Ash(Sand Blasted).
  • NECK:                         5pcs Maple & Panga Panga.
  • FRETBOARD:           Panga Panga. Radius: 15.75"(400㎜).
  • FRETS:                       24.
  • SCALE:                       34"(864㎜).
  • TUNERS:                   Hipshot® Ultralite Machineheads.
  • BRIDGE:                     Hipshot® TransTone Bridge.
  • PICKUPS:                   Fishman® Fluence Bass Soapbar.
  • ELECTRONICS:       1 Volume(P.P.), 1 Blend, 2 Band EQ - 3 Way Voice Control Toggle Switch.
  • HARDWARE:             Black.
  • STRINGS:                 D'Addario® YB-XL165.
Accessories Included:
  • Hard Case.


Note: This is an open box bass. Only used for the demo twice. It's in mint condition.

ConditionB-Stock (Used)
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Brand
Model
  • Artisan A4 Ultra Ash
Finish
  • Etched Natural Black
Categories
Year
  • 2021
Finish Style
  • Satin
Fretboard Material
  • Panga Panga
Body Material
  • Mahogany
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Wood Top Style
  • Plain
Pickup Configuration
  • HH
Number of Strings
  • 4-String
Pickup System
  • Active
Body Shape
  • Double Cutaway
Finish Features
  • Matching Headstock
Number of Frets
  • 24

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